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ISBN: 0310284805
Author: Jeff Jones,Wayne Cordeiro,Rowland Forman
Language: English
Publisher: Zondervan (October 16, 2007)
Pages: 224
Category: Churches & Church Leadership
Subcategory: Bibles
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The Leadership Baton equips you with a solution that’s time-proven and right at hand: church-based leadership .

The Leadership Baton equips you with a solution that’s time-proven and right at hand: church-based leadership development. More and more churches are adopting it, and no wonder-the principles that made the early church such a spiritual powerhouse are just as effective today. Leadership was never a matter of institutional learning or professional expertise. Rowland Forman, a graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary, served as a mission president, Bible college principal, and pastor in his native New Zealand before becoming director of curriculum development for the Center for Church Based Training in Dallas.

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More than you've ever imagined. The Leadership Baton equips you with a solution that's time-proven and right at hand: church-based leadership development. It is a wonderful text in helping leaders in the church develop.

The Leadership Baton: An Intentional Strategy for Developing Leaders in Your . The Leadership Baton shows how to develop leaders within the church for ministry in the twenty-first century.

The Leadership Baton: An Intentional Strategy for Developing Leaders in Your Church. by Rowland Forman, Jeff Jones, and Bruce B. Miller. This book reflects their passion to help every church leader impact followers by using biblical principles. ELIZABETH INRIG, national director. of women’s ministries, Evangelical Free Church of America. In one volume the authors have identified and responded to a myriad of leadership training issues. KERBY ANDERSON, president, Probe Ministries.

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The Leadership Baton equips you with a solution that's time-proven and right at hand: church-based leadership . This book is a great resource for church leaders that are feeling the vacuum of a lack of leadership development in their church.

The Leadership Baton equips you with a solution that's time-proven and right at hand: church-based leadership development. It is well written, and is loaded with relevant information.

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The Leadership Baton. An Intentional Strategy for Developing Leaders in Your Church. by Rowland Forman, Jeff Jones, Bruce Miller. Published April 1, 2004 by Zondervan. Jeff: Over the last decade, we've visited a lot of great churches, try to learn everything we can from each of them.

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The demand for quality leaders constantly outstrips the supply. If you’re a pastor, team leader, staff member, or board member, you’re always challenged with a leadership shortage. But what can you do about it? More than you’ve ever imagined. The Leadership Baton equips you with a solution that’s time-proven and right at hand: church-based leadership development. More and more churches are adopting it, and no wonder—the principles that made the early church such a spiritual powerhouse are just as effective today. Leadership was never a matter of institutional learning or professional expertise. Rather, starting with Jesus and his apostles, it involved seasoned leaders passing the baton to ordinary people right within the local body of believers. That same approach can help ensure your own church is never at a loss for dependable men and women to enter the leadership race with wisdom, vision and passion. Drawing on the field-tested expertise of the Center for Church Based Training, The Leadership Baton will help you get the leaders you need up and running, developing leadership qualities they can in turn hand off to other up-and-coming leaders. Part 1 casts a vision for church-based leadership training—not merely a program, but a leadership development culture based on biblical and historical foundations. Part 2 presents a whole-life approach to leadership development that is wisdom-based (through courses), relationship-based (through the church community), and personal (through mentoring). Part 3 describes a comprehensive plan for leadership development, then breaks it down to target the needs of governing boards, emerging leaders, pastoral staffs, and interns. With discussion questions at the end of each chapter, this book concludes with two appendices, including a self-inventory for church leaders to help them assess their personal strengths and weak areas that need development. Put the principles in The Leadership Baton to work with patience, and in time your church will never lack the right people at the right time to help it fulfill its kingdom mission.

Comments:

Sharpmane
One would believe that anti-institutional churches of Christ would love this book, but probably not. But the sentiment of the book is that the church should be the primary organization for the training of leaders. The book goes into great detail rejecting, or maybe one should say, adding to the seminary model of developing church leadership. The book of course makes a ton of strong points, and one must agree the local congregations need to be doing a better job of leadership development. Regardless of the debate over the place of training, the book is excellent in helping a congregation to infuse a leadership culture. The book provides a strong methodology for accomplishing this task. It looks at developing the head, heart, and hands of Christians. The book provides some great insight into church culture, and how to work within it. It is excellent for elders and lead ministers in working with staff or interns. It has a wonderful discussion of committees which is sometimes the great excuse to accomplish nothing. You might not incorporate all of the programming that the book promotes, but you will certain add some of the concepts and processes to your congregation. It is a wonderful text in helping leaders in the church develop.
Fohuginn
The Leadership Baton by Rowland Forman, Jeff Jones, and Bruce Miller is a practical guide to leadership development. There are many different leadership development programs out there but what makes The Leadership Baton unique is the "Church Based" approach that they take. The authors have a strong believe that, "the church has a God-given capacity to engage in whole-life leadership development (25)." They agree with many others who have stated that, "the church is only one generation away from extinction (22)" and the solution to this problem comes not from outside sources such as seminary and training groups but from an in-house leadership development culture at every local church. Their book is divided into three parts; Vision for Church based training, Process, and Implementation.
The most important part of Church-Based training is the culture of the church itself. "Leadership development has more to do with who they are as a church than what particular things they do (30)." This culture is prepared from the top down with any church's current leadership. The elders of a church must be willing to grow and develop and most importantly, always be looking for potential new leaders to empower and raise up to release into ministry. The Leadership Baton gets its title from this constant searching mentality. Their idea is that they give each leader a relay baton, and it is that leader's responsibility to pass it off to someone else. Then when that individual completes the church-based training for leadership they are given a baton to pass off to someone else. This system is effective because it recognizes leaders, encourages them, rewards them, and challenges them all at the same time. The authors believe that this mirrors the structure that Jesus and the early Church used. They trace this "apprenticeship" method from the first century on and show that our current form of leadership development (seminary) is a product of the enlightenment and birth of the university. They do not believe that seminary training is bad but that "Local churches have both neglected the training of leaders within the congregation and largely abdicated to professional schools for the responsibility for training pastoral leaders - and this has had profound consequences for the church (48)." Because the leadership responsibility is placed on another intuition there are usually insufficient numbers of godly leaders for local churches, many local churches are often pragmatically driven without deep theological understanding, and governing board member are unequipped to shepherd. The solution presented in The Leadership Baton is their leadership development curriculum and philosophy of leadership development. In some places the book starts to read like an advertisement but their system seems to be well-suited for the local church development model.
Their process involves starting with the end in mind. The best place to begin leadership development is to ask, "What kind of leaders do we want to create?" They state their goal, "By God's grace, we want to produce wise leaders who are sound in their knowledge of God's Word and his world, strong in character and compassion, and skillful in ministry and mission (62)." The Church-Based training focuses not just on knowledge but on creating wise leaders, Godly leaders, and skilled leaders. The key is to not just get leaders full of Bible knowledge but Biblical wisdom. They want leaders with Godly character and believe that this is the key to successful leadership. Finally they want to create leaders that have the hands to equip others. The authors strongly believe, "We don't develop leaders; God does (65)." But we can create a strategy that provides an avenue for God's development. The Church-Based program basically revolves around a combination of graduated courses, a biblical community approach, and purposeful spiritual mentoring. They discuss each of these in individual chapters that have a very practical, step by step approach.
The implementation section is very practical as well; including surveys, discussion questions, and readiness inventories. The implementation phase begins with the church eldership. "A key responsibility of a pastor is to spearhead efforts to equip board member to be effective in their role as church leaders (134)." They believe that this kind of training will do away with the "lobbying" that happens in church leadership by creating leaders that can prayerfully discern spiritual issues at work in a congregation and break the cycle of the board functioning as an "approved" or "denied" stamp on a pastor's idea. To effectively empower a church board the process must be intentional, regular, and communal. Have goals of what you want the board to become and measure progress. Make it a regular ongoing time (it must be more frequent than monthly or community is lost). Most importantly, take training out of the business meeting; it will always get pushed aside by budget or other agenda items. "Developing and unifying your board is one of the best possible investments of a pastor's time (144)." Developing emerging leaders takes a similar approach. It is best led by the church leaders and elders because the leaders that have gone through the program can now develop others and "pass the baton" off to future generations. There are many different approaches to designing a strategy for implementing this at a local church level and that will take a different shape in each local church. The authors offer an important reminder; "It's easy to get so busy in doing ministry that we fail to devote attention to developing others. Yet, the development of people is our real job - even more important than accomplishing the tasks (155).... If we are not doing this, then what are we doing? Developing people always has been and always will be the church's most important job (156)."
In the final sections of The Leadership Baton the authors propose that Church based training could take the place of seminary in a post-modern society where formal education does not hold as much power. I am skeptical of this approach but see their point. The Church-Based training philosophy helps the church operate in the way that God intended it to; making disciples who make disciples. I still believe that there will always be a need for the highly trained specialists that seminaries can train. The church based approach (not necessarily curriculum) has already seen much success in the "mega-church" world as evidenced churches such as Willow Creek and Saddleback that predominantly hire from within. The Leadership Baton would be an excellent read for any church leader that wants to see what a leadership development program could look like. Its focus on practicality and implementation makes it an attractive choice for a program that a local church can build off of to become more effective in disciple making.

Rowland Foreman is the director of curriculum development for the Center for Church-Based Training.
Jeff Jones is the Executive director of the Center for Church-Based Training
Bruce Miller is the chairman of the board of directors of the Center for Church-Based Training and senior pastor of McKinney Fellowship Bible Church. [...]
Faehn
Solid foundational steps towards establishing a discipleship/equipping culture at your church. Principles and processes are solid, straight forward but very basic. My one criticism would be that it's maybe too basic. For someone that has been in pastoral ministry 10+ years most of this was common sense
Gna
I assumed this would be about personal transitions out of ministry leadership, and in a sense it is. Instead the book focuses on how to train leaders within your church and develop a pipeline so ministry cotinues to flourish.
Hi_Jacker
thanks
Saimath
This group writes from the perspective of the Fellowship Bible Church, founded by Gene Getz. FBC is one of the exceptional equipping churches in America, not only growing to great size using a "mini-church" or house church model, but also successfully planting dozens of other local churches mostly in Texas, Arkansas, and the Rocky Mountain states. They have founded the Center for Church Based Training which propagates the FBC approach to leadership development. Their excellent training material is interactive and suited for use in small groups and classes. The book has a section on personal mentoring that is brief but good.
- Dennis McCallum, author Organic Disciplemaking: How to promote Christian leadership development through personal relationships, biblical discipleship, mentoring, and Christian community
Timberahue
I believe we are all given a brief time to share the gospel with others. And in the process, we should always be looking for others to "take our place"...so to speak. The Leadership Baton gives a practical view on how to do just that. These are people (the authors) who have obviously "practiced what they preached" and are genuinely serving God, remembering we are all here for a brief time. And we all should be asking the Lord how we can help others become servant leaders. I recommend it to anyone in leadership roles in the church, be it as a profession or a layman.
This book is a great resource for church leaders that are feeling the vacuum of a lack of leadership development in their church. It is well written, and is loaded with relevant information.

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